Why, despite all the shortages, was the toilet paper in East Germany always 2-ply?
Because they had to send a copy of everything they did to Moscow.
What would happen if they introduced Communism to Saudi Arabia?
Nothing at first but soon there would be a shortage of sand.
Hammer & Tickle is the story of a political system that was (almost) laughed out of existence.
Under the oppressive Communist Regimes of the Soviet Union and its satellites, ordinary people told thousand of jokes about the society they lived in and the political system they suffered under. This documentary tells the real history of Communism through the jokes and the joke-tellers, many of whom ended
up in the gulags... and some of whom became stars of the stage and screen. The film is illustrated with a combination of rare archive, interviews (including Lech Walesa and General Jaruselski) and recreations of the jokes in sketches and animations. It is packed with unbelievable stories - the official who collected jokes for Ronald Reagan, the Polish prankster who gave away toilet paper to deprived fellow citizens, and the Romanian statistician who collected and analyzed Communist Jokes to reveal the part they played in the downfall of the Communist System.